TG chats to X-Games champ Liam Doran
Citroen’s Rallycross driver on crashing a GT-R at 160mph and racing at Pikes Peak…
Posted: 31 May 2012
"I'm running my dad's car, and it's the sister car to the one he had years ago. He saw it come up for sale and so rather than anyone else ruining it, he snapped it up. Although giving it to me probably isn't the best way of ‘not ruining it'.
"It weighs 980kgs and it's got 950bhp, which means 0-60mph in about 1.5 seconds and a top speed of 180mph," Liam recites, utterly deadpan. Surely, surely, this legendary Group B beastie is powerful enough to finally give him some kind of fear? "It worries me that its so aggressive, but its such a buzz to drive. It's like an old tractor, and it'll definitely be the biggest challenge of my career."